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TORONTO (March 25, 2014) – Baseball fans have their bases covered this year with TSN’s extensive Major League Baseball (MLB) broadcast coverage featuring SUNDAY, MONDAY, and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL and ESPN’s BASEBALL TONIGHT all season, along with MLB’s OPENING NIGHT and OPENING DAY games. MLB’s marquee Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night games feature the league’s top teams and the most-anticipated games of the season.
Overall, TSN platforms deliver more than 75 games this season. TSN subscribers can live stream TSN and TSN2’s MLB coverage on their smartphones, tablets, and computers at no additional charge through TSN GO.
TSN’s baseball coverage will feature ESPN’s acclaimed MLB production, which includes SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, helmed by veteran Toronto broadcaster Dan Shulman along with analyst John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney.
OPENING NIGHT and OPENING DAY
TSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of MLB’s OPENING NIGHT and OPENING DAY. A special edition of BASEBALL TONIGHT tees up the season on Sunday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN2, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2 and BASEBALL TONIGHT at 12 midnight ET.
Coverage continues on OPENING DAY (Monday, March 31) as TSN platforms deliver live coverage of five games from the first full day of competition in the 2014 MLB season (see below for broadcast schedule).
Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show covers all angles of the MLB season with breaking news, daily highlights, and more, all-season long. SPORTSCENTRE delivers weekly updates from ESPN play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman, Insider segments with analyst Steve Phillips, and reports from baseball reporter Scott MacArthur.
SPORTSCENTRE premieres two features this week on the past and future of baseball in Montréal. Fronted by TSN’s Michael Farber, both features will debut during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE.
On Thursday, March 27, THE LAST PITCH revisits the final years of the Expos franchise with a spotlight on Omar Minaya, baseball’s first Latin-American general manager.
On Friday, March 28, ENCORE? focuses on the possibility of Major League Baseball returning to Montréal, featuring a sit-down interview with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.
Fans can visit TSN.ca for highlights, interviews, news, and analysis, including blog posts by baseball analyst Steve Phillips, Blue Jays and MLB reporter Scott MacArthur, and TSN Radio 1050 Toronto’s Scott Ferguson. TSN.ca also delivers weekly MLB Power Rankings and Player Rankings from fantasy expert Scott Cullen.
TSN Radio has baseball fans covered throughout the season with beat reporters Scott MacArthur and Scott Ferguson delivering daily reports on the Toronto Blue Jays as well as breaking news from around Major League Baseball. Dan Shulman also appears three times weekly, talking Blue Jays and MLB on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. Winnipeg-area baseball fans can set their dial to TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg for live Blue Jays game broadcasts in 2014 as part of a recently announced agreement. Fans can also tune in to TSN Radio 690 in Montreal and TEAM Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver for marquee MLB games as part of ESPN’s SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL. TEAM Radio also delivers Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, MLB playoff games, and the World Series.
SUNDAY, MONDAY, and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL matchups are selected to feature the best teams in baseball (visit TSN.ca for confirmed broadcast schedules). TSN and TSN2’s broadcast schedule for OPENING NIGHT and OPENING DAY is as follows:
Sunday, March 30
- Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
- ESPN Sunday Night Baseball: LA Dodgers @ San Diego at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
Monday, March 31
- Baseball Tonight at 12 noon ET on TSN2
- ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. ET on TSN2
- ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Boston @ Baltimore at 3 p.m. ET on TSN
- ESPN Monday Night Baseball: St. Louis @ Cincinnati at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
- ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Colorado @ Miami at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
- ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Seattle @ LA Angels at 10 p.m. ET on TSN2
Tuesday, April 1
- Baseball Tonight at 1 a.m. ET on TSN2
MLB on TSN
TSN’s coverage is in the first year of a recently announced deal that includes rights to ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and, for the first time, Monday NIGHT BASEBALL and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL. In addition to the live games, TSN is the Canadian home of ESPN’s flagship baseball show Baseball Tonight, along with a comprehensive package of MLB digital content. SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL remains the only nationally televised MLB game of the week in Canada.
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